Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Please Note: This is an Early Access Title
GODUS empowers you in the role of a god, allowing you to sculpt every inch of a beautiful world that you look down upon, on which a population of Followers settle and multiply. As you mould every aspect of your unique utopia, a civilisation will blossom across your land and offer you their belief. The more Followers that believe in you, the more powerful you will become.
Whilst you are free to lose yourself in this tranquil experience, other gods reign outside of the ever-expanding reach of your influence. If you so wish, you may challenge other gods and their civilisations to epic multiplayer battles that involve hundreds of Followers fighting in your name whilst you cast devastating god powers from the skies above. As you conquer more lands, your powers will grow allowing you to nurture the advancement of your own Followers.
You can sculpt the entire world to make it truly unique to you
Sculpting and Smart Sculpting; push and pull the land to shape your Homeworld
Sculpting is at 90% completion but development on it will continue
There are treasure chests to find through sculpting challenges
You can build, alter and experiment in your Homeworld to your heart's content, without fear of it being destroyed or damaged by other players
Settlements can be created with a town square at its centre, to ensure that roads will develop
Belief is centralised in the settlement, so no need to collect it individually
Eight different abode types for your Followers to live in
Lead your Followers through the ages, giving them commandments and bestowing on them new technologies
3 types of cards to collect; God Cards, Resource Cards and Advance Cards
Cards go into your Scrapbook which allows you to level up an era and unlock features
You can take your Followers from your Homeworld to play exciting multiplayer battles
There are multiple maps across 3 different modes
Steam integration - invites chat/matchmaking
You can use a variety of God Powers such as 'Champion', 'Beautify' and 'Meteor' plus much more
As development continues you will see more God Powers being added
Not sure if would recommendNeonberry | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all Neonberry's reviews »
Godus is an early access game that already sparked a lot of controversies. The gameplay itself consists mostly of a huge amount of clicking. Click on trees to chop them, click on stones to mine them, click on terrain to change it and so on. Looking at where the game is heading it might turn out to be fairly good if you have a strong finger on the mouse button. It is a god simulation where allegedly you will have different tasks through the ages. So far only the first two ages are ready where you expand your tribe most of the time so it would be too early to judge how this turns out. So gameplaywise it is not too bad (if we keep it in mind that it is early access) - I personally have some other issues with it. Mr. Mulyneaux the mastermind behind Populous and Black and White decided to use Kickstarter to launch the game - you know, that site that is for small startup developers to be able to launch some projects if they don't have the capita to do so. I think it is pretty unethical from someone who designed some highly succesful games before. Then they started to sell the game as early access, though it will be free to play. I could see the point of this, communicating with the community to make the game better, "buying" the privilege to be part of the development. The problem with this step is that as far as I know the communication between the devs and the players is pretty weak at best - so the whole thing kind of looses the point. To top this all off the game, once its ready will have a shop where - you guessed it - you can buy gems that will be necessary to unlock later game content. Now it seems to me that the main focus of the game is cashing in as much as possible at the startup, development stage and after the release. I have funded games at Kickstarter. I have bought games. I have played freemium games before. but if you ask me to combine all these three has only the goal of milking the same cow dry. So if we forget about all my ethical concerns and the fact that the game will be free once its ready, well, I would recommend to get it if you are extremely into god simulators. It is a fairly good game - not brilliant, but good for wasting some time. But to be honest I think its smarter to wait for the ready and free version and invest your money into some other game .
Avoid at all costs!!!tyrrin | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all tyrrin's reviews »
This is the biggest joke of a game that I have ever played. It has nothing in common with its predecessors Populous, or Black and White. It feels like a Facebook game gone wrong. Its received NO developer updates since late October, and no dev communication as to why. This game is not fun in any way shape or fun, all you do is click, click, click. No player control, no real interaction what so ever. Do yourself a favor, get on YouTube and watch some "lets play" videos, and see for yourself. Avoid this mess at all costs.